Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.

Matthew 5:16

Phase II to be Completed in 2020

It is with tremendous excitement that we are honored to announce the unanimous approval to move forward in faith and complete the full Bright Future Phase II construction within the 2020 calendar year! We are humbled by the extreme generosity of the community from the moment this dream was launched through today. We are overjoyed and grateful for every gift as well as the acceleration of pledges that made this decision and great cause possible.

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MCS's Mission & Core Values Remain Steadfast

Building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education

Our vision since 1987 has been to provide students with an exemplary faith-based educational experience, developing their spiritual and academic strengths in preparation for high school, college, and their professional callings. As we transform our current campus into a thoroughly modern 21st Century learning environment for children, we will create spaces where our remarkable staff carry out the MCS mission in new and innovative ways, where students flourish and discover their God-given talents and passions, and where families find connection and belonging with other Christian parents. Perhaps most significant of all, our vision is to build upon MCS’s 33-year legacy as a leader in Christian education and establish a reputation that can serve as an exemplar for other schools, a model resource and training ground for best-in-class Christian education.

Our Core Values serve as guideposts for every facility improvement, academic program, spiritual growth opportunity, faculty hire and strategic decision.

  • Love for Christ
  • Exemplary Academics
  • Whole Child Development
  • Culture of Innovation
  • Connected Community

Bright Future's Phase I Dreams Have Been Realized!

  • 2 new TK classrooms
  • Exterior renovations and enhanced aesthetics
  • 6,770 sq. ft. Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts; retractable seating for 900 people; state-of-the-art theatre; versatile pre-function/reception; upgraded bathrooms
  • Living Legacy Athletic Center 
  • 2,400 sq. ft. Community Service and Prayer Garden
  • 8 new classrooms and 7 new learning spaces
  • 6 Arts Conservatory classrooms dedicated to arts education
  • 2nd story exterior walkway connecting Middle School classrooms to Arts Conservatory 
  • Upgraded Middle School locker rooms and Athletic offices
  • Elevator 
  • Structural supports required to cut windows into upstairs exterior walls
  • Code-required fire wall
  • 15 new parking spaces

God’s provision through generous donors! No Phase I debt!

Bright Future's Phase II Vision is within reach!

Bright Future Phase II directly supports academic programming we've been planning for several years. Improvements to our physical space allow these innovative programs to come to life, making a positive impact on all of our students across elementary and middle schools.

Bright Future's Phase III and Beyond

Imagine a transformed MCS, where students learn, investigate, explore, communicate, build, friendships, and grow in their relationship with God. We invite you to join us in completing MCS's Bright Future vision, where students have the physical space needed to grow into the difference Makers God wants them to be!

Key Strategic Goals:

  1. Increase Total Compensation to Attract and Retain Top Talent
  2. New Furniture
  3. Endow MCS Legacy Fund
  4. Achieve Financial Sustainability

Our Core Values serve as guideposts for every facility improvement, academic program, spiritual growth opportunity, faculty hire and strategic decision.

  • Love for Christ
  • Exemplary Academics
  • Whole Child Development
  • Culture of Innovation
  • Connected Community

MCS Construction Committee

The MCS Construction Committee is an all-parent group of volunteers with deep expertise in all aspects of construction. This dedicated committee has met weekly since spring 2019 with the school team to carefully prepare our Bright Future Phase II work:

  • Continually pray for MCS
  • Review architectural plans
  • Review operational, logistics, and contingency plans
  • Choose a construction manager
  • Prepare and send RFPs to multiple general contractors
  • Review bids and meet general contractor candidates
  • Choose our general contractor partner
  • Review legal documents
  • Refine plans and phasing options
  • Value engineer while maintaining the project's integrity
  • Work closely with the Finance Committee on budget, funding controls

MCS is truly blessed to have such a dedicated and passionate group of parents guiding us in our Bright Future Phase II journey.

Chase Emery

EVP Development Multifamily at Steadfast Companies

Co-Chair

Jason Kliewer

Partner and General Counsel at Trumark Homes

Co-Chair

Chris Childs

CEO at Childs Play

Greg Horvath

Principal at CDG Builders

Jim Jeffers

President at Pacific Tank & Construction

Keven Kroehler

MCS Chief Operating Officer

Mike McMillen

VP TRI Pointe Group

MCS Board Representative

Tim Mustard

Principal, Studio Director at TCA Architects

Meesh Pierce

MCS Board Representative

Bright Future Ambassadors

We're so grateful for our Bright Future Ambassadors. Their dedication and support truly help to make the MCS community connected and focused on Kingdom work.

  • Chris and Kaley Brandon
  • Chris and Jean Chung
  • David and Dana Fiori
  • Drew and Jaime Hoeven
  • Tim and Eleanor Tang
  • MCS atrium
  • MCS sunny classroom with flexible furniture

300 Fischer Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone 714.437.1700 • Fax 714.437.7976
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